Access Control Server Guide

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 09, 2014

Electronic access control systems need to be managed. The 'server' though can range across:

  • Panel based / 'serverless' systems
  • Combo workstation / server systems
  • Dedicated servers
  • Virtual servers

We explain, compare and contrast each one, including with a review of manufacturer minimum server specifications.

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** *******, ******* *** contrast **** ***, ********* with * ****** ** manufacturer ******* ****** **************.

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*** *******, **** * look ** *** ************* varies for *** ********* *****:

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  • ***: ********* ******* **** workstation ***** 
  • ***: ***** ********* ****** dependent *** **** ***** systems,*** ******** ************** (***** ****** ********* ** too) ******* ******* ** how **** *** *** strong ****** ******* ****** be.
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** *** ******** *****, we ******* *** **** basic ****** ************* *** which **** ** ******* are ******** *** **** option.

Panel ***** *******

**** ****** ******* *** 'serverless' ******* *** ****** controllers ** ****** ********** contain *** ******** *** administering *** ******. ** external ** ********** ****** is ****** *** ********** use.

**** ************ ** **** common ** ***** ** highly ********* ****** *******, where ********** *** *********** multiple ******* ***** ** very ******.

******** ** ***** ***** ************ include:

***** ***** ***** ***** defrays *** **** ** additional *******, *********** *** be ***** ******** *** storage ******* ******** ** server ***** ************. *********** with ***** ***** ******* is **** **** *******, with ****** ** ******** of ********** ********* ****** databases ** ***** ************ integration ** *** ******.

********** ***** ********** *********************, **** ********* ******'***************'* *********** ******** ********.

Combo ***********/****** *******

*** **** **** *** 'combination' *******, ***** *** parent ********** *********** ** light ****** ** *** be ********* ** * concurrent ******* ******* ** multi-tasked ************. *** **** of ******* ***** **** server ****** *** ***** small, ******** ******** ******* can ********* ** ******** in * ******* ********** platform. ******* ************ **** other ******* *** ********

*****, ***** ***** ** software *** ******* ** non-enterprise ******** ******* ** appliances:

***** '********-****' ******** ******* installations ***** ****** *** clients ****** ** *** same ***********:

** *******, ************ *** these ***** *** ****** dual ****, *** ***, Windows ** ******** ********* that *** ** **** in ******* ****** **** while ******* ** ****** server.

Dedicated ****** *******

** *** ********** *****, system ********** *** ********* can **** ** ** so ***** *** *********, dedicated ****** ******** ** required. ** **** *****, cardholder ******** *** ****** permission ***** *** ** tens ** ********* ** records, *** ******* **** general ********* *** ********* is ********* ** ******* management *****.

**** ** **** *****, integration **** ***** ******* like *******, ******* **********, and **** ********** ******* are ******** ********. ******** like ****-****, **** *********, LDAP/Active ********* *******, *** cross-domain ********** ** ****** devices *** ********* ******. For ***** ******* ***************, dedicated ******* (*** **** multiple *******) *** ********* required.

********* ****** **** *****, ******** ***** *** ***** enterprise ********* *** ********* servers. *** ***** ***** details ******* **** ****************:

******* ********* ******* ** this ***** *** ********* as multiple *****, ****** **, **** mount ***** ******** *** enterprise ********** *** ***.

Virtual ********

****** ***** ********** ********* ***** ************** ** ***** discouraged, ***** ******* ******* to **** ******** ****** software ** ****** *** even ********** ********* ** many *******. *** ******** requirements, ***********, *** ************** platform ******* **** ********* to ****** ******* ******. The ***** ***** ******* DSX's ************:

Minimum ****** **************

******** *** ***** ******** needed *** ** ****** install ** ******** *** in ******* *********** ************** like *** **** *****:

  • ***** ******* ** (*** **** E5-1607 **, **** ****, 3.0GHz, *** ***) 
  • ************* (*** ***** *.* *** **** **-*** CPU, *** ***)
  • ***  (*** ******* **** **** ** AMD Athlon ** *.*****, *** RAM *** ***** **)
  • ******* (*** ******* **** **** *.*****, 2GB ***)
  • ****** (*** ******* ****-**** *.*****, * GB ***)

*******, ********** ***** *** impact *** ******* ***** needed. ***** ******* *******:

Additional Functions ********* ****** ****

** ********, ******* ********* are *** ** *** access ******* ********** ******, **** as:

  • **** ******** *********: ** *** ****** server **** ***** *** main ********* ******, ********** if ***** ************ ** integrated, *** ******* ***** of *** ****** (********** video **** ***********) *** need ** ********.
  • ******* ********* *****: ******* ****** *** to ****** ******** ******* are ******* ********** ******* .
  • ********** ******* / ***** Printing:  ****** ********* ********* onboard *** *********** *** generate *********** ******* ******** applications. ** **** *****, these *** ** ******** with **** ****** ********** software, *** *** ****** hardware ************.

Database ***********

*** **** ****** ********** between ** ****** ********** system *** * ******* environment ** *** ********. In *** ******** ** maintaining *** ******* ****** of ******** *** ******** records ****, *** ****** system ***** **** **** a ****** ****** **** in ********** ***** *********.

*********** ** ***** ********* often ******** * ******** overhead ** *** ***, and ********* ** ****** server ** ****** ***** records *** ***** ********** resources. *** *** ****** on ****** ****** ****: *** Database *** **** *******.

 

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